• Language: Kashkay
  • Alternate names: Kashkai, Qashqa’i, Qashqay, Torki, Turki
  • Language code: qxq
  • Language family: Turkic, Common Turkic, Oghuz, Nuclear Oghuz
  • Number of speakers: 1500000
  • Script: Arabic script.

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    Qashqai is an Oghuz Turkic language spoken by the Qashqai people, an ethnic group living mainly in the Fars Province of Southern Iran. Encyclopædia Iranica regards Qashqai as an independent third group of dialects within the Southwestern Turkic language group. It is known to speakers as Turki. Estimates of the number of Qashqai speakers vary. Ethnologue gave a figure of 949,000 in 2015.

    The Kashkay Verb